MOD Loch Goil / MOD Loch Fyne / MOD Grove Point
The Loch Goil and Loch Fyne sea ranges are situated in the Firth of Clyde area in the west of Scotland.
Loch Goil is a tributary loch off Loch Long, near RNAD Coulport and HMNB Clyde. The geographical features of the loch make it an ideal environment for acoustic trials.
The Loch Goil range is in nominal water depth of 80m and is used primarily for static ranging of all classes of vessels and underway ranging of surface vessels. It can also provide an open water area for trials that require the vessel to be moored between a four-point mooring. The Maytime floating laboratory (including an internal access hatch to the sea and cranage) can be used for a variety of water-borne experiments, trials and calibration.
The range at Loch Fyne is in nominal water depth of 140m and is primarily used for underway ranging of surface vessels.
Grove Point is located in nominal water depth of 22 metres, used for underway ranging of surface vessels. Standard configuration is 3 hydrophones, 2 x beam aspects and 1 x fine/shallow keel aspect.
These controlled environments are suitable for: